|06/24/2018 - 5:56pm||Eh, this is just a cherry…||
Eh, this is just a cherry picked stat that looks worse than it is.
Utah: Harbaugh's first game, breaking in a grad transfer QB, on the road, against a team that climbed as high as #3 during the season, and would finish 10-3 and #16/17
Iowa: The only really "bad loss" on the list, but even then, Kinnick is a very difficult place to win, and weird things happen there (e.g. Iowa blasting OSU 55-24 last year).
FSU: It's a prominent bowl game, against a prominent opponent, and we played a good chunk of the game without two of our leaders/better players.
MSU: A game we probably should've won yes, but we were playing our first of many backup QBs, and the game was in a monsoon. And honestly, last year MSU was a pretty strong team. They finished 10-3 and #15/16, while we were in a rebuilding year
PSU: We were in a rebuilding year, and PSU was a 4 hour weather delay from only losing 1 game all season (they still finished 11-2 and #8). And Happy Valley at night is another tough place to win
So yeah, our record isn't good by any imagination, and there's a lot of "excuses", but it's far down the list of things we should be concerned about
|05/28/2018 - 11:27pm||Some of it is luck too.||
Some of it is luck too. Karlsson shot 23% this season, which is just insane and (most likely) isn't sustainable.
For reference, guys like Malkin, Crosby, Ovechkin, McDavid, Kane have never had a season where they shot over 20%. Even Gretzky "only" had 6 seasons with a shooting % higher than 20%.
|05/28/2018 - 9:49pm||Hasn't played since their May||
Hasn't played since their May 2 game against the Sharks though
|05/28/2018 - 9:47pm||One of the hidden benefits||
One of the hidden benefits about moving back to SE Michigan, is now getting CBC coverage for the playoffs
|05/21/2018 - 6:24pm||Are they always||
Are they always announced/chosen this early? Just curious
|05/06/2018 - 12:39pm||I’d always say and argue that||
|04/26/2018 - 6:37am||I just hope they don't do a||
I just hope they don't do a repeat of last year where it just ends as Archer vs Cyborg Barry for the umpteenth time.
|04/24/2018 - 11:35am||I'm on mobile, so I can't||
I'm on mobile, so I can't give a good link, but Chris Solari on Twitter says:
MSU signed 3 players from the program since 2008. Michigan has 4 players in that time; others at WMU, NMU, GVSU & Calvin College. Every Big Ten school, national power VB programs and small colleges also have recruited players from the Illinois club team.
|04/21/2018 - 4:05am||Maybe it's just my||
Maybe it's just my computer/browser, but I'm not seeing any photos. Are they there for anybody else right now?
|04/18/2018 - 5:19pm||The blog was so much better||
The blog was so much better the 3 or 4 years when you were banned and never posted here
|04/06/2018 - 1:20am||Slight nitpick, the Marlins||
Slight nitpick, the Marlins have 2 World Series wins, in 1997 and 2003. Not multiple wins post 2000
|04/06/2018 - 12:18am||Fuck Barry Melrose. Fuck||
Fuck Barry Melrose. Fuck Notre Dame
|03/30/2018 - 10:10am||Started out a little funny,||
AKA the twitter MO for all the mgoblog writers
|03/16/2018 - 5:20pm||No link *and* terrible||
No link *and* terrible outrageous editorializing. What a shitty post
|03/03/2018 - 5:17pm||I couldn't really hear that||
I couldn't really hear that on TV, and I didn't see anything like that posted on twitter during the game. I feel like if the Sparty section was chanting that, it would have been all over social media
Just my two cents
|01/08/2018 - 10:47pm||So I definitely think that||
So I definitely think that JD's initial point is a bit ridiculous. Hockey being a majority white sport isn't *the* reason there's fighting allowed in hockey, as some of the commentators here have been all to point out.
However, I think some people here are being very ostrich-like* with regards to racial bias and media coverage.
There's definitely a racial bias in the way we look at black and white athletes and aggression. An NBA player cheapshots someone, he's labeled a thug. Todd Bertuzzi breaks a guys next, and he maintains another 10 years in the NHL.
Another example is that both the NBA and NHL have had incidents where players entered the stands and engaged physically with fans.
In the NBA, it's the Malice at the Palace, and players involved received suspensions of season-ending, 30, 15, 6, 5, and 1 game for 4 players. Some of the players were even charged with assault and battery. Newspapers writing retrospectives about it have headlines like "An Oral History of the Scariest Moment in NBA History"
In the NHL, it's just the shoe incident, and the players involved received suspensions of 8, 6, and 6 games. No assault/battery charges, and when the New York Times writes about it 30 years later, you get the headline, "Over the Glass, and Into Hockey Lore". Hell Mike Milbury has gotten a GM position, and has been a mainstay TV analyst for almost a decade now.
*yes I know that's just a myth
|01/07/2018 - 2:49pm||You forgot the most important||
You forgot the most important part in all of this
I'm pretty sure there would be a nationwide celebration if that happened. LINK
|01/04/2018 - 4:39pm||Here's an article about it.||
Here's an article about it. But basically in 1959 the PA announcer at MIchigan Stadium was announcing scores from around the country. It's a funny school name, so he included it, people laughed/cheered, and they've done it since then.
|12/19/2017 - 8:25pm||It's pretty cool, but I don't||
It's pretty cool, but I don't think it's the ultimate signed memorabilia.
I think something signed by the entire 1997 team would be much cooler
|11/27/2017 - 10:10am||Yeah, that's a lot better way||
Yeah, that's a lot better way of saying it
|11/27/2017 - 9:56am||The University settled with||
The University settled with the 8 plaintiffs two days before it was set to appear before a US District Court
|11/27/2017 - 9:53am||Eh, to be honest, there's||
Eh, to be honest, there's really not that much evidence against Schiano/Bradley. Just to reference some dates, Schiano was at PSU from 90-95, while McQueary coached there from 2004-2011 (played from 94-97).
McQueary's testimony is that around 2001 after telling Paterno what he saw, he then discussed the situation with Tom Bradley. Bradley then told McQueary that another assistant had told Bradley that he the assistant had seen something in the early 90's. That assistant was Schiano.
Both Bradley and Schiano denied it (which, duh), and criminal charges were never filed against them because of the double hearsay.
So for OSU (and formerly UCLA, with Bradley), you can make the argument that both men are innocent, and they're just coordinators on their second chances.
But for Tennessee, which has already had problems with player discipline (it was called the Fulmer Cup for a reason), and sexual assault (Peyton Manning, Butch Jones calling a player a traitor for helping a sexual assault victim, and a Title 9 lawsuit), hiring a .500 football coach with that much baggage is just silly
|11/27/2017 - 9:41am||Lol he had 1 good year at||
Lol he had 1 good year at Rutgers, 2006, where he went 11-2 and finished 2nd in the Big East. That's it, that was the only year where Rutgers was ranked, they were never close to being a top-25 program.
He never won a conference title, and only had 3 years where he finished in the top half of the conference.
He's not a good coach
|11/27/2017 - 9:37am||That's been the biggest||
That's been the biggest surprise for me as well, is seeing a lot of national media members pushing so hard for Schiano.
Yes, he made Rutgers into a somewhat competitive program, and went to 6 bowls, which is better than anything they've done before, or after he left. But he did that in the Old Big East, playing teams like Cincinnati, South Florida, Pitt, Syracuse, and Connecticut on a year to year basis. And even then, his Rutgers career was only 68-67, and his best conference finish was 2nd place.
|11/27/2017 - 9:30am||Maybe they would have, but I||
Maybe they would have, but I think it's also kinda weird calling people hypocritical for made-up scenarios
|11/22/2017 - 9:36am||They didn't really blow us||
They didn't really blow us off the field with Cardale. They were only up 28-21 when Barrett went down, and Cardale led them on 1 scoring drive that was mostly Elliott carrying the offense.
Then Bosa had a strip sack on Gardner that was returned for a TD, and by then there was like 2 minutes left in the game
|11/22/2017 - 9:28am||Eh. Tate actually played in||
Eh. Tate actually played in the Illinois game though. Barrett went out the first play of the 4th quarter with OSU up 28-21, then Cardale came in and threw 3 passes for 7 yards and rushed twice for 18 yards
|11/17/2017 - 9:42am||You know that panic attacks||
You know that panic attacks are a serious condition right? It's not just some, "oh my gosh, I'm so stressed and panicking right now" thing
When you're having a panic attack, it can be almost impossible to move, and extremely hard to breath, your speech can slur, it can almost feel like a heart attack. Service dogs can be trained to recognize the early signs of an attack and can help by not letting it get to that extreme end point, it's not just strapping a vest on a random dog and calling it a day.
But sure, you know best, because you've been around the block before, am I right?
|10/24/2017 - 10:07am||All of the initial Athletic||
All of the initial Athletic "sites" were pro-sports focused. They started off in the Bay Area, then expanded to Chicago and Toronto, and then have expanded out to their current cities today. So it makes sense to call their site "Minnesota", since there's not a single (current) pro-team there that goes by Minneapolis.
It's only been in the last months that they expanded to the college teams
|10/24/2017 - 9:53am||I think the "built-in||
I think the "built-in audience" is all the people online who claim to only want print sources/articles instead of videos. As far as I know, The Athletic is mostly print, and has any videos/podcasts cleary marked.
Whether or not they reach that audience remains to be seen
|10/24/2017 - 9:45am||You're right, it makes||
You're right, it makes absolutely no sense to name their site "Minnesota".
I mean, c'mon, we all know the teams are called the Minneapolis Vikings, Minneapolis Twins, Minneapolis WIld, and Minneapolis Timberwolves...
|10/22/2017 - 8:43pm||It's too bad this thread will||
It's too bad this thread will probably get deleted, cause this smashes the record for most "double-posts" in a single thread
|10/10/2017 - 6:24pm||I dunno, Harbaugh doesn't||
I dunno, Harbaugh doesn't have the hardware, but I feel like Swinney is the perfect comparison, and what having/trusting the right guy can do.
Dabo was an interim in 2008, and then a full time coach in 2009. From 2009-2015, things weren't perfect for Clemson; while they were piling up 10 win seasons, their record against rivals (South Carolina, GT, and FSU) was terrible. They went 1-5 against USCe, 3-4 against GT, and 2-4 against FSU. I mean, Clemsoning was a term for a reason
But Dabo stayed the course, made some coaching adjustments (firing 1 coordinator, and replacing another who got an HC gig), and now these past 2.5 years, they've lost 2 games total, gone to the playoffs twice, and won a NC last year.
|10/09/2017 - 10:12pm||Yeah, it definitely||
Yeah, it definitely happened.
|10/09/2017 - 1:54pm||Ummm....no? He started his||
Ummm....no? He started his coaching career in 1977 at Cornell, then coached in college for 31 years before joining the Ravens in 2008 for a 3 years stint
|10/08/2017 - 11:27pm||I was on the golf course by||
I was on the golf course by noon, and while things were definitely more crowded, "fighting-wise" it no worse than other MSU games, or even OSU games.
Regarding drunk people, they're going to get hammered if it's either 12pm or 8pm. There's always going to be that 1 person in every section who didn't control themselves, but yesterday wasn't too bad.
The night kickoff was fine, and I hope Michigan has more of them in the future
|10/07/2017 - 1:09pm||24-20 Michigan wins.
24-20 Michigan wins.
Hope I'm wrong and we blow them out though.
|08/23/2017 - 11:21am||You guys might want to||
You guys might want to lock/delete the "Robert Lee Virginia" thread.
Vast majority of the posters in it are ignoring facts in favor of ranting about "PC culture", "oversensitivity", and the "wussification of America"
|08/21/2017 - 12:56pm||The only reasonable||
The only reasonable explanation I can think of is that cause it's the Night King, he's got magic on his side
And there's a theory going around that the Night King is a warg/seer like Bran, and that he laid a trap to get a dragon
|08/20/2017 - 7:36pm||For better or for worse it||
For better or for worse it looks like the writers are going for a spectacle rather than the tight writing/intrigue of the first few seasons
|08/20/2017 - 6:53pm||I watched it already, and I||
I watched it already, and I enjoyed it. The majority of the episode follows the group beyond the wall, with maybe 15 minutes on other people.
Just an fyi, if you hate how some characters (Euron) seem to "teleport" everywhere, this episode is gonna drive you nuts
|08/04/2017 - 10:58pm||I know it's a "unique||
I know it's a "unique situation", "great marketing", and "top of the line gear", but if the Jumpman logo is gonna be that large, I almost wish we had plain old Nike instead.
|07/28/2017 - 9:42am||Whether you agree with it or||
Citation please of the "huge portion" of NFL fans he offended
|06/22/2017 - 9:29pm||DJ doesn't sneak into the 1st||
DJ doesn't sneak into the 1st round, instead gets grabbed at 17th by the Bucks
edit: Doh, that's what I get for only watching the "live TV" broadcast
|06/13/2017 - 9:58am||Agreed. A lot of posters are||
Agreed. A lot of posters are treating it as a given that he'd come back to Michigan to succeed Beilein, but he's set up for a lifer situation at Butler
|05/24/2017 - 2:09pm||He's 21 years old and already||
He's 21 years old and already has had knee injury problems. If he's got a 1st round guarantee, as has been reported, he made a smart career choice to leave.
~80 games of NBA development are better than ~30 games of college plus classes
|05/22/2017 - 8:23pm||Exactly. NHL expansion has||
Exactly. NHL expansion has been pretty iffy on its best days, but Nashville is definitely a success story.
This video aside, they've built up a great culture and identity for themselves; I've gone to a Red Wings game at Bridgestone, and I was pretty impressed, it's a good atmosphere
|05/22/2017 - 7:38pm||Wait, you're telling me a||
Wait, you're telling me a team that was created in 1997, and missed the playoffs for their first 6 years didn't immediately have a large and robust fanbase?
|05/18/2017 - 12:37pm||As far as the rest of your||
As far as the rest of your post, shouldn't we err on the side of caution?
I mean, we're not talking about adding an extra tweak to a hamstring, we're talking about brains, the most important part of "us".
More research is definitely needed, and revealing the methods for diagnosing/pulling concussed players would be nice transparency, but personally I have no problems erring on the side of caution over what ultimately amounts to just a game
|05/18/2017 - 11:14am||Being concerned about your||
Being concerned about your partner's health and safety, whether it's a woman fearing for her male partner, or a man fearing for his female partner, or a man fearing for his male partner is in no way shape or form sexist